Definition of Immunoglobulin

1. Noun. A class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response.

Definition of Immunoglobulin

1. Noun. (protein immunology) Any of the glycoproteins in blood serum that respond to invasion by foreign antigens and that protect the host by removing pathogens; an antibody. ¹

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Definition of Immunoglobulin

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Medical Definition of Immunoglobulin

1. A specific protein substance that is produced by plasma cells to aid in fighting infection. Some immunoglobulins (gamma globulin) take part in various immune responses of the body to bacteria or foreign substances (allergens, tumour or transplanted tissue). Examples include IgG, IgM, IgA, IgD and IgE. (30 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immunoglobulin

immunoglobulin (current term)
immunoglobulin A
immunoglobulin D
immunoglobulin E
immunoglobulin G
immunoglobulin M
immunoglobulin allotypes
immunoglobulin constant region
immunoglobulin domains
immunoglobulin electrophoresis
immunoglobulin gm allotypes
immunoglobulin idiotypes
immunoglobulin inv allotypes

Literary usage of Immunoglobulin

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"An immunoglobulin G (Fab ... of immunoglobulin G antibodies in unine, senum, and othen body fluids. ... of immunoglobulin G aids in the diagnosis of ..."

2. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"1'22"24 Studies documenting the effectiveness of D immunoglobulin prophylaxis are ... In a nonrandomized trial of D immunoglobulin after amniocentesis, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Greaves, Torrigiani, and Roitt (2) have suggested a role for immunoglobulin-carry- ing lymphocytes in cell-mediated immune responses in vitro. ..."

4. Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children: Clinical Practice Guideline by Sylvan E. Stool (1998)
"(1983) reported on a prospective study of the role of hypersensitivity mediated by immunoglobulin E in the occurrence of otitis media with effusion. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"These effects of myasthenic immunoglobulin on receptor degradation and blockade apply not only to the culture system in which they were first tested, ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"immunoglobulin heavy chain gene rearrangement was analyzed by hybridization with specific immunoglobulin heavy chain genes to restriction enzyme-digested ..."

7. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Later methodological advances allowing the measurement of immunoglobulin ... Multiple studies have examined both immunoglobulin concentrations and specific ..."

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